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Miss Eggs? Here Are Some Vegan Egg Substitutes

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Vegan Eggs: Too Good To Be True?

Be it sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled — most of us grew up eating eggs in the morning. A breakfast, baking and binding staple, it seems like eggs are EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, eggs are bad for human health; inhumane for hens and chicks; detrimental for the environment; and in increasingly short supply.

Luckily, if you’re a lover of all things egg, you don’t have to abandon the idea of eating them entirely. Egg substitute options get more impressive every day. There are plenty of ways to recreate your favorite flavors, cruelty-free.

Here are some awesome vegan egg alternatives that are making morning meals a lot easier:

Simply Eggless

According to the Simply Eggless website, “We’ve concocted a vegan egg (available as both a liquid or a patty) made up entirely of Lupin beans and other scrumptious plant-based ingredients that frys [sic], bakes and scrambles just like the real thing.” We can’t wait to give it a try.


Follow Your Heart introduced their VeganEgg and became the first mass-produced scrambled egg substitute ever to hit store shelves. It’s made using black salt, which offers a sulfur-like flavor that’s extremely similar to that of real eggs. It also includes two new ingredients: whole algal flour and whole algal protein, both derived from natural micro-algae containing essential amino acids, dietary fiber, and high levels of lipids, carbohydrates and micronutrients. This egg sub can be scrambled, cooked into frittatas and quiches, and used in baked goods. Check out their video to learn more. You can buy this at most grocers and on Amazon.

The Vegg Scramble

The company that created one of the most popular egg yolk substitutes — The Vegg — also offers The Vegg Scramble, designed to be scrambled and eaten like the ever-popular breakfast dish. The first-ever scramble product to hit the market, The Vegg Scramble can be mixed with high protein soy milk to create a morning meal that’ll quash that egg craving once and for all. Made with soy protein, nutritional yeast and a few other ingredients, it also incorporates the flavor of black salt for that familiar eggy taste.

Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer

This gluten-free vegan egg replacer is a simple, clean and easy-to-use vegan baking essential. Great for muffins, cakes, cookies, quick breads and more.

Tofu Scramble

Ok, so it’s not an identical replica of the eggs your mother made, but a tofu scramble can be surprisingly similar to the real thing. Use firm tofu, crumble it into pieces, and sautée it with nutritional yeast, diced veggies, turmeric (for color and nutrients) and anything else that pleases your palate. It offers an excellent protein profile and similar mouthfeel to the breakfast dish you remember.


There are so many egg substitute options available for baking, including:

    • Apple sauce
    • Smashed banana
    • Chia seeds
    • Flax meal

Looking for even more ideas and tips on cooking sans eggs? Check out this short, fun and informative video from Miss Kitchen Witch.

So there you have it: plenty of delicious vegan egg options that are easier on the environment, your health and the totally adorable chickens of the world.

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  3. I was told by my doctor that soy is not very good for most women due the fact it contians high levels of estragen, also not good for children, as we don’t have generation of comsumption. As in most asian culture. So side effects can be seen especially on our male population who comsumes soy, via milk beans tofu and other products. My son recently turn vegan and I want to learn how to cook for in a healthy way. Thank you

    1. Your doctor needs to reeducate himself. This is from a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Institute of Health study.

      “Concerns that the estrogen-like properties of isoflavones produce untoward effects in some subpopulations, such as postmenopausal women, are not supported by the clinical and epidemiologic research. Evidence indicates soyfoods can be safely consumed by all individuals except those who are allergic to soy protein, which is relatively uncommon in comparison to the number of individuals allergic to many other commonly-consumed foods”.

      1. Tofu is an acidic lifestyle. Do the homework yourself that way you don’t have to rely on what a doctor says all the time. You can YouTube how to check the PH of foods to make sure you putting the right stuff in your body. Tofu is really bad for you

    2. This is incorrect information about soy. The estriols in soy actually prevent women from getting too much estrogen. There is real science on this. Go to and look it up. Soy is also good for men, too. Huge myth about making men’s grow breast, etc.

      1. The studies that tell us that soy is good for us are all false! Monsanto and other GMO devils are trying to destroy us while making big profit! These corporations fund the “studies” that you swear by. It’s brainwashing at it’s finest!

        There is no way to be soy free unless we prepare everything from scratch and constantly dissect these packaged labels AND only buy non-gmo!

        Peace ✌🏽

    3. Not true about soy. Read about it at Nutrition – up to date studies. Start with Soy Milk. unless you doctor is a nutritionist is might have read some random article. I know more about nutrition than all my regular medical doctors. I use them for surgery, scans & tests, prescription drugs if necessary but not day to day healthy eating.

    4. The estrogen we women have in our body and the estrogen in soy is not the same types. This is a scientific fact. It is not hard information to find. Please tell your doctor to google this, that is if he is too busy to actually look up the facts in the science, because my doctor, whom have gotten classes in nutrition and food as part of a patient’s care would laugh himself silly should he meet your doctor.

  4. Eggs are NOT bad for you! You should do better research. You’re passing along the WRONG information. Eggs are great for you.

    And since you have no clue, GOD gave us chickens to eat along with their eggs. Been around for decades.

    Saying they are in short supply just means you have no clue what you are talking about. You should be ashamed of yourself for lying to your readers. Which I am NOT one but your article is horrible.

    1. Chickens are sentient beings and they are the most exploited of all birds. Humans have crossbred chickens to produce a massive quantity of eggs more than 200 or more a year casing massive suffering and nutritional deficiencies in their bodies .. in the wild their cousins lay 12 eggs a year to raise a brood of chicks. It is the mass exploitation of the female reproductive system of another species. God did not give you chickens and their eggs to consume as you wish causing massive harm and damage to their species in their short lives bred into captivity and enslavement .. exploited until they are spent and then unceremoniously slaughtered. Do a little research, watch a few documentaries so you can make informed choices.

    2. Kara, you need to read you bible again. Animals were here first . Humans came after God created animals . We started breaking rules from the beginning in the paradise and got booted from there . If God created animals for eating he would have not made them fluffy and cute…. Your response was a typical lazy meat – eater response.

    3. there is much debate over this and the consensus is that soy is not harmful the only reason I would be concerned is if you have had any estrogen positive cancer I have had breast cancer but it was not related to hormones, and I love tofu

    4. GOD gave you chickens to eat…? Good grief. Do you also believe that the earth were created because he said so? Or that Adam and Eve’s children, the children of the first and only people created by God, actually went out and found wives that weren’t related to them?
      People like you should educate yourself, stop listening to people who are in a position of power purely because it means they have power and wealth, and also, stay away from websites advocating a lifestyle wholly uninteresting to you. You are not vegan, nor do you support veganism or their causes. Your sole purpose here on this site is to be a troll. GO AWAY!

    1. My (vegan) food bill is always lower than my friends’ and family’s. To find reasonably priced vegan foods — all you have to do is google it.

      Chickpea omelette “eggs” are vegan, soy-free, and cheaper than real eggs. Crescentia posted a similar solution below using corn starch. Thanks for the idea Crescentia!

      1. Indeed! Not to mention that one can stockpile and store canned or dried beans, grains, some veggies & some fruits for years. Not so for meats.

    2. Rosie, do a little research. It’s much cheaper to be vegan, even if the government doesn’t subsidize vegetables. Rice, beans, fresh veggies and fruits. Viola!

    3. new to market is Simply Eggless. 16 oz should retail for $5.99. You can fry, scramble and get this bake with it! It’s gluten free, Tree Nut Free. Peanut free, dairy free, non-GMO and Pareve.

      1. Not in New York. Just Egg is $7.99 for 12 oz. but I buy it anyway because I’m allergic to eggs & it’s delicious.

    4. Don’t bash people who want to be a better part of the planet. If you want to continue to eat animals and contribute to their suffering, go find another place to vent your vile comments.

  5. Just played around in my kitchen this morning, craving “dippy” (over-easy) eggs. Here’s a delicious recipe I came up with that has a taste and mouth-feel as close to egg-yolk as you can get!

    1 tbsp of your favorite “butter”
    1/2 c water
    2 tsp corn starch
    1/4 tsp salt (black salt is best for this, but any will work. Can skip if you just want to salt at the end)
    1/4 tsp lemon juice
    Dash turmeric

    Heat on low, whisking frequently, until corn starch clears and thickens.
    Serve warm. Sprinkle with salt & pepper as desired.
    Let sit for a few minutes if you want a nice “skin.”

  6. The (bad for human health link) is a little flawed, not all cholesterol is created equal. Technically eggs raise your HDL (good cholesterol) which lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol). Humans need good fats and cholesterols! Cholesterol is only a bad thing when it’s LDL. From a Nutritional Science point of view unless you’re allergic or vegan try local free-ranged (support a local business instead of comercialization). Backyard chicken eggs, are far superior than store bought. Compare the yolks to a conventionally store bought egg, free ranged would be a richer yolk. You have to watch the labeling of eggs, (cage free doesn’t always mean more humane, they could still be locked in a barn on concrete floors). Free Range Organic allows chickens to get sunshine, nutrients and minerals from the plants and bugs, instead of grain. I stumbled across this article for a meal plan that involving noting the necessary substitutes for allergies.

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  7. I been on this page searching for natural or organic eggs/egg substitutions for a food item I’m going start giving out sometimes. I’m in the process of making it and marketing it. I saw great egg substitute names,found out good information about hadn’t been known before,and my food item creation is not going to be baked or need scrambled eggs. Do you all have suggestions for any other egg substitutions and ones that can help with fried food?

  8. I have raised chickens for decades. It’s not cruel to hens or chicks to eat eggs. There is no chick in an egg that hasn’t been both fertilized AND incubated.
    Hens only care about eggs when they are broody, which usually only happens once or twice a year. The rest of the time they walk away and leave them, and never look back. If nobody eats them, they rot.

  9. Soy is bad for endometriosis and pcos because it creates excess estrogen that fuels these diseases!!!!! So avoid it if you have these diseases

  10. Thank you for this. My hubby and I are trying to eat animal products a lot less and since a lot of hispanic/mexican recipes we both cook have some form of eggs or meat so I honestly appreciate this!

    1. Hi Skye!! My daughter and her roommates are all vegan. It’s delicious and they are all THRIVING, very active and healthy! I’m changing and I feel 100% better. This is the only way for me. We’ve come across a product called J U S T EGG , you can get it in any grocery, Target, Walmart etc. Can’t even tell the difference!!!

  11. I’m trying to go vegan & there are several things working against me.
    1.) Covid. I can only shop once a month because so many people in my area are refusing to wear masks which makes me feel exposed.
    2.) Budget. Everything I know of to replace the last few animal products I have left are SO MUCH more expensive. I’m already doing without other things I need just so I can afford $300 for groceries because everything is so expensive & I still feel like I’m going to run out of food. I’m hypoglycemic, so I’m in danger if that happens.
    3.) Availability. My area stores just aren’t vegan-friendly at all. No soy flour, no nutritional yeast, etc. I managed to find tofu… for $6 per pound. Turkey burger is $2 per pound.

  12. Hi, maybe this will help you out. You can order your groceries on line from almost any grocery store. They will deliver them to your home for free. Give it a shot it would be very
    convenient for you.


  13. Most of you need an education in being polite. “Educate yourself”, and things of that nature are rude. Just be nice a d maybe people will take your knowledge seriously

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